Kiski Reaches Out To Help Those Impacted by Disasters

The world is reeling from the recent string of disasters that have struck various parts of the U.S., Central America, and South America.  The effects of these storms have hit close to home at Kiski, as members of our Kiski network have been impacted by the storm directly and other members that have reached out to help in this tremendous time of need. 
 
We posted a few weeks ago about the efforts of Bill Bower ’73 manning the beaches during Hurricane Harvey. Since then we have heard of other alumni making efforts to help the victims of these events.
 
Michael Peccon ’99 gathered supplies and generators to drive directly to Houston after Harvey.  Vito Gerasole ’02, owner of Natrona Bottling Co., sent sparkling water to the help with relief efforts in Houston.  http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/12700013-74/natrona-bottling-pitches-in-to-help-harveys-victims-in-houston
 
Also support doesn’t have to take the form of physical goods.  Roger Kishman ’62 took it upon himself as Class Captain to call his classmates in the path of Hurricane Irma to ensure their safety and express his concern. 
 
At times, we have felt helpless, not sure where to donate our time and efforts.  You may have had similar feelings.  However, we now have a plan in place to help contribute to the relief efforts.
 
In addition to our continued partnership with the American Red Cross with donations of time and money to support all disasters, we have also embarked on a collection effort in tandem with the Brother’s Brother Foundation in response specifically to Hurricane Harvey. 
 
Here is how you can help:
In response to Hurricane Harvey, BBF is currently requesting either monetary donations ( which can be made at http://www.brothersbrother.org)  to help with shipping costs and bulk purchases of relief supplies or educational supply donations.  Kiski will be collecting donation buckets that can include the following:
        new writing pads or loose-leaf paper
        24-count boxes of crayons
        2-inch erasers
        unsharpened pencils
        hand held pencil sharpeners
        rulers
        child-safe scissors
All donations from in-school collections for Hurricane Harvey response should be placed in 5-gallon buckets.  (Buckets can be purchased at 84-Lumber, Home Depot, Lowe’s and Walmart).  Also if you live locally, we will have a drop off box for items located in the Swank Student Center and also the Ross Athletic Center during Homecoming on October 7.  We will be collecting donations until October 25.  
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